European School of Osteopathy

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Plymouth


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Course summary

The European School of Osteopathy (ESO) is a leading osteopathic institution with a world-class reputation for high quality osteopathic education; our graduates can be found practicing worldwide, often at the forefront of the profession. Our reputation, unique teaching facilities and inspiring degree programme attract students from across Europe and beyond and we are proud to offer a truly cosmopolitan learning environment, with multiple nationalities, ages and backgrounds represented. Our 4-year Integrated Master’s Degree in Osteopathy programme provides every skill you need to become a successful osteopathic practitioner, ready to apply for registration with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) and begin professional practice. At the ESO we teach a broad range of osteopathic techniques as part of the core curriculum, with a dedicated programme for business and personal development; graduating with a wide range of skills and professional attributes sets our graduates on the path to a fascinating and rewarding career in the healthcare sector. The full-time programme delivers a solid grounding in the clinical sciences, integrated with over 1000 clinical hours of real patient interaction, and develops higher level skills in reflective practice and professional development. We have our own dedicated teaching clinic, which has been established in Maidstone for over 40 years. Students (under the supervision of experienced tutors) carry out around 19,000 consultations each year and provide an invaluable service to the local community. In addition to the general osteopathic clinic we offer specialist clinics for Sports, Children and Babies, Maternity, Headache, Women’s Health plus an on-site Musculoskeletal Diagnostic Ultrasound Clinic. The final year Extended Practice module also provides an opportunity to study an area of clinical practice in more depth. You'll graduate with the hands-on experience and skills needed to treat patients of all ages and backgrounds. The School’s academic site at Boxley House is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty with 16 acres of parkland - the setting is simply stunning. Maidstone has excellent road and rail links; London is less than an hour by train and France less than two. Eurostar terminals at Ebbsfleet and Ashford International stations make it quick and simple to reach mainland European and the Channel Tunnel is just a 25 minute car journey away. Students really can enjoy the best of both worlds with town, country and city life on their doorstep. By choosing to study at the ESO you will benefit from a wealth of teaching and osteopathic experience, with tutors and lecturers who are passionate about their profession and committed to bringing out the best in each student. We accept a wide range of academic qualifications and experiential backgrounds and all applicants are invited to interview - we treat every applicant as an individual and recognise personal qualities, not just academic ability, are needed to make a good osteopath.

Course details


The M.Ost curriculum is divided into four academic themes, which focus on osteopathic knowledge and skills, professionalism and clinical integration.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • General Osteopathic Council

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

The ESO attracts students from all over the world. Currently there are around 25 different nationalities represented at the school. It holds a Student Route Sponsor Licence, which means it is eligible to sponsor students wishing to study in the UK. The school’s Admissions Team is able to provide individual support and guidance through the VISA application process and, to date, no ESO applicants coming from overseas have had their VISA application refused. International, EU and EEA students interested in applying to the school should contact the ESO admissions department for further information.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All applications are considered individually and with flexibility. Interviews form part of the selection process . Once the ESO receives your application, the school will contact you to arrange an interview at a mutually convenient time.

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Students will be asked to undertake a Criminal Records Check. This will be via the DBS during the first week of the course. Overseas students need to provide a 'Certificate of good conduct. - details of how to obtain this is available from the school's Admissions Office upon application.

Health checks

All students will need to complete a health check prior to course begin, so that any support needs can be identified from the outset.


All offers are subject to interview. Interviews are arranged upon receipt of application, when we will contact candidates to arrange a mutual convenient time for this to take place. In some cases, for example, when an applicant comes from overseas, the interview can take place via Skype. Interviews are informal and should also be regarded as an opportunity for the applicant to ask questions about the course.

English language requirements

Your English will be assessed at interview, to which you will be invited following your application. If English is not your first language, you may be asked to obtain a formal English language qualification as a condition of your offer.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £11000 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
International £11000 Year 1

Additional fee information

In addition students should set aside approximately £600 for the DBS check, diagnostic equipment, clinic coats and books.

Provider information

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European School of Osteopathy
Boxley House
The Street
ME14 3DZ

Clearing contact details

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+44(0)1622 760817

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Additional information

We currently have vacancies on the Master of Osteopathy course. Please email the ESO Admissions Team [email protected] or complete the enquiry form for an informal assessment of your eligibility to apply.

Course contact details

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